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Summit Valley lies east of the Cajon Pass and in between Hesperia, California, to the north and the San Bernardino National Forest to the south. The west fork of the Mojave River naturally emerges from tributaries and groundwater in the valley, however, the Silverwood Lake reservoir now controls the above ground flow. The Pacific Crest Trail traces the south-eastern portion of the hills along the valley from the Mojave River Forks at Deep Creek to Silverwood.

The valley lies in the transition zone between the Mojave Desert and Southern California Mountains and Valleys ecosystems.

In 1776 Francisco Garces came through this valley as did Jedediah Smith in 1826 and 1827.
Map of Summit Valley and Horse Thief Canyon, Silverwood and Hesperia area
Summit Valley is also the location of the historic Las Flores Ranch.

State Route 138 is the main transportation corridor in and out of Summit Valley.

Summit Valley - Mojave Desert

Summit Valley, the west fork of the Ancestral Mojave River System.

Cajon Pass

Devore, Keene, Summit Valley, Cajon Summit. (Route 66) Pacific Crest Trail Virtual hike along twelve miles of this National scenic trail running from Mexico to ...

Hesperia Ca

The pinnacles formations overlook the Summit Valley south of Hesperia on the edge of the Mojave high desert. Gigantic boulders piled and strewn about .

Arrowhead Pinnacles, San Bernardino National Forest

The pinnacles formations overlook the Summit Valley south of Hesperia on the edge of the Mojave high desert. Gigantic boulders piled and strewn about ...

Captain Lane Appointed Judge of the Plains

... ranch located on the west branch of the Mojave River in what is now Summit Valley. When Aaron Lane was appointed "Judge of the Plains" in the mid-1860s, ...

The Ancestral Mojave River

Summit Valley Confluence. A flowing together of two or more streams, or a point at which streams combine. Victorville Basin Upper Narrows Helendale

Mojave River - West Fork

Headwaters to the West Fork Numerous tributary streams and creeks in the western San Bernardino Mountains converge then continue through Summit Valley ...

Indians Subdued After Bold Attacks - Pioneer of the Mojave

In March of that year they killed three young cowboys in the area of present-day Summit Valley. In June one man was killed and another wounded as the result ...

A Second Tollhouse Becomes Necessary

The one exception might have been the Parrish ranch in Summit Valley, but it is more likely that the source was the herds of "foreign" stock, such as those ...

Expedition of Father Nuez

On November 25th the expedition camped at a village called Guapiabit (Las Flores Ranch in Summit Valley), where they suffered "a painful night because of the ...



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